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Dave Brat stays in the background…for now

Dave Brat stays in the background…for now

The giant slayer isn’t quite ready for his close up. For the three days since Dave Brat took down House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the GOP primary Tuesday, he’s…

Paul backing Raul Labrador for Majority Leader

Paul backing Raul Labrador for Majority Leader

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is offering words of support for Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador, who has announced a longshot bid to become U.S. House majority leader. Paul was the keynote…

Republicans face a political mess over immigration

Republicans face a political mess over immigration

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor‘s startling primary loss this week to a tea party-backed opponent illustrates how the GOP finds itself paralyzed by immigration reform. The policy most party leaders…

McCarthy front-runner for Cantor’s leader job

McCarthy front-runner for Cantor’s leader job

California Republican Kevin McCarthy secured a clear shot to becoming House majority leader on Thursday as his sole rival dropped his bid in a leadership fight that exposed deep fissures…

A push for a unified veterans’ aid bill

A push for a unified veterans’ aid bill

After two overwhelming votes in two days, members of Congress say they are confident they can agree on a bill to improve veterans’ health care and send it to the…

Eric Cantor stepping down as House majority leader on July 31

Eric Cantor stepping down as House majority leader on July 31

Virginia Republican Rep. Eric Cantor says he will step down as House majority leader on July 31. He plans to stay in Congress but not seek re-election. Cantor announced his…

Eric Cantor goes down in flames in loss to tea party challenger

Eric Cantor goes down in flames in loss to tea party challenger

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost to a Tea Party challenger on Tuesday in a stunning Republican primary upset that sent shockwaves through Congress and gave the…

A deepening political divide over Bowe Bergdahl POW swap

A deepening political divide over Bowe Bergdahl POW swap

A political storm over the trade of five Taliban inmates for a captured American soldier intensified on Monday when Obama administration officials told U.S. lawmakers that up to 90 people…

Reid bitch slaps GOP over prisoner swap debate

Reid bitch slaps GOP over prisoner swap debate

The top Democrat in the Senate on Wednesday accused Republicans of trying to score political points with their criticism of President Barack Obama over the swap of an American solider…

Democrats push for Constitutional amendment

Democrats push for Constitutional amendment

The Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday began a long-shot bid at pushing a constitutional amendment that would limit deep-pocketed political campaign donors’ influence. With plenty of politics but very…